Thomas Adès Joins Piano Spheres Artist Gloria Cheng in a Rare Two Pianos/Four Hands Program on September 8, 2015 at Zipper Hall

chengadesPiano Spheres is pleased to announce an extraordinary program with Thomas Adès and Gloria Cheng in recital with the World Premiere of THOMAS ADÈS: CONCERT PARAPHRASE on Powder Her Face for TWO PIANOS, FOUR HANDS which was commissioned by the new music patron Sue Bienkowski for Piano Spheres. Featured, in the recital by these two celebrated pianists is LIGETI: Sonatina; NANCARROW arr. ADÈS: Studies No. 6 & 7; and MESSIAEN: Visions de l’Amen.

The concert opens the Piano Spheres season entitled XPLORATIONS on Tuesday, September 8, 8:00pm at ZIPPER CONCERT HALL, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012.

The continuing series will be at REDCAT with dates later announced.

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Piano Spheres announces 22nd season, Xplorations

Piano Spheres, the Los Angeles institution renowned for the performance of contemporary works for piano, announces the 2015-2016 season with a move to REDCAT after the initial concert at Zipper Hall. Opening the season is Grammy Award winner Gloria Cheng with Thomas Adès in a duo-piano recital September 8, 2015, at Zipper Hall. Artists at REDCAT will include Piano Spheres founding members Vicki Ray, and Mark Robson, with Nadia Shpachenko and Danny Holt, as part of the Satellite Series. REDCAT performance dates will be announced later this summer.

Opening the REDCAT series is Satellite artist Nadia Shpachenko. The program, Full Sail, will feature piano, toy piano, percussion, electronics and multimedia in compositions written for her by Los Angeles and New York composers in 2013 and 2015. The title of the program is the world premiere of the new piece Harold Meltzer is writing for this concert. Later in the season is Satellite artist Danny Holt and Piano/Percussion Project with piano and percussion instruments, calling for acrobatic feats of multi-instrumentalism. Over 20 composers have contributed new works to this project. Holt’s Piano Spheres recital will include the world premiere by Los Angeles based composer Sean Friar. The concert will also feature works by Oscar Bettison, Jascha Narveson, David Johnson, Ulrich Krieger, and others.


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